Talking Therapy Place

Our Services

Talking Therapy Place offer tailored therapy sessions to all individuals, delivered to the highest standards. We work with children, young people, adults and families.We provide individual therapy services, groups sessions, and diagnostic assessments for conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD.We also provide business services for workplaces and can provide onsite consultation and training to organisations, as well as workshops for professionals working in the field of psychology and mental health.

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Our Therapy Services

We offer tailored therapy sessions to all of our clients, delivered to the highest standards. All of our therapists are highly trained and have a range of specialist skills in CBT, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Psychotherapy and Behavioural Therapy.Our therapists are able to provide therapy services to children, young people, adults, and families, and can provide individual and couples, as well as facilitating group therapy.

Individual, Couples & Family Sessions

FROM €50 (+ CLINIC FEE)

Individual, couples, and family sessions consist of meeting with a qualified therapist on a regular basis for sessions that last 50-mins.Therapy sessions typically begin an initial assessment that sets out a shared understanding of problems and how they are being maintained.Our therapists use this initial assessment to tailor-make future sessions to suit the client and their unique set of needs and desired goals. Further sessions are goal orientated and time-focused.

Group Therapy Services

PRICES UPON REQUEST

We can provide introductory or in-depth levels of training for wide range of children and adult groups, including specific client groups and health professionals.Group sessions are designed for people who would like to experience therapy support in a group setting. For example, we have provided specialist group workshops aimed at improving confidence and increasing ability to cope with challenges, through our Tree of Life GroupsOur Group services can also be used to support people broaden their repertoire and skills in certain areas, such as parents wishing to learn toilet training skills to better help their young children, in a setting amongst a group of fellow parents, for example.For more information on our Group sessions, please find links to our current services below. Alternatively, please feel free to make a general enquiry if you have a particular theme you are seeking support with.

Diagnostic Assessments

Autism and ADHD are neurodevelopmental conditions that impact similar brain functions. They are distinct conditions but have similar symptoms. Issues such as anxiety and low mood can co-occur alongside these two conditions.Our psychologists have a wide range of experience, skills and knowledge about ADHD, Autism and related conditions. Our team are also trained to diagnose these conditions in children, young people and adults.

Autism Assessments

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how an individual communicates with and relates to other people and is also characterised by restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities. It is a “spectrum” condition which means that it varies in severity from” low functioning” to “high functioning” autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome).


Autism Diagnostic Package - for Children & Young People

COST OF ASSESSMENT: FROM €850

WHAT IS THIS ASSESSMENT?
This cognitive assessment measures intellectual ability and includes assessment of comprehension, reasoning, working memory and processing speed. Difficulties in some of these areas are sometimes seen in people with Autism and if identified, measures can be put into place in school to help your child.
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
The ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) is a semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction and play (or imaginative use of materials) carried out with your child and the parental interview concentrates on developmental history and current behaviours. The main assessments carried out include an ADOS-2, parent interview, a school observation and a cognitive assessment.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
This assessment is carried out by two or more clinicians. It is usually spread across a series of appointments and takes approximately four to six hours in total to complete, typically spread over 4-6 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE ASSESSMENT?
Feedback is given at the end of the assessment process and a comprehensive report is produced with a detailed explanation of the findings and future recommendations. A feedback session is also included, in order for you to go through the report and ask any questions. We also explore other possible diagnoses that may have been highlighted or observed. We may recommend additional assessments such as a Speech and Language or Occupational Therapy assessment as appropriate.


Autism Diagnostic Package - for Adults

COST OF ASSESSMENT: FROM €850

WHAT IS THIS ASSESSMENT?
This cognitive assessment measures intellectual ability and includes assessment of comprehension, reasoning, working memory and processing speed. Difficulties in some of these areas are sometimes seen in people with Autism may have gone undetected in early life and can be detected in later life as conditions are left under-managed.
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
The main assessments carried out include an ADOS-2, structured interview, and a cognitive assessment. The a structured interview with the person’s parents or close relatives enables our team to have a detailed review of the person’s early development where possible and specific features of their behaviour while growing up are noted.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
This assessment is carried out by two or more clinicians. It is usually spread across a series of appointments and takes approximately three to four hours in total to complete, typically spread over 3-5 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE ASSESSMENT?
Feedback is given at the end of the assessment process. A full written report will be provided for all people who undergo an autism assessment and a feedback session is also included, in order for people to go through the report and ask any questions. If a diagnosis of Autism is made, a full explanation will be given and advice regarding ongoing management on the condition.

ADHD Assessments

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by the three “core” symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. Some children may be predominantly hyperactive and impulsive and some may be predominantly inattentive.When considering the diagnosis, the symptoms must be present in two or more settings (usually home and school) and have a significant impact on the child’s life such as their social, emotional, psychological and educational functioning when compared to children who do not have ADHD.Adults with ADHD tend to be forgetful, disorganised, easily distracted, have poor time management and impulsive decision making, all of which can seriously affect jobs, home life and relationships. If the diagnosis has not been made in childhood, it may not be considered by people themselves or indeed by health professionals but it is thought that a number of adults who experience long-term anxiety and/or depression may actually have undiagnosed ADHD.Our psychologists have a wide range of experience, skills and knowledge about ADHD, and related conditions. Our team are also trained to diagnose ADHD and ADD in children, young people and adults.


ADHD Diagnostic Package - for Children & Young People

COST OF ADHD ASSESSMENT: FROM €750

WHAT IS THIS ASSESSMENT?
These questionnaires are specifically designed to look for the key features of ADHD and also assess the possibility of other “co-existing” conditions which may be present. A thorough developmental history and interview with the parents/carers is carried out, as well as the TEA-cH (a computerised assessment for ADHD).
We also complete a detailed cognitive assessment for your child, to look for any other possible issues with learning.HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
This assessment is carried out by two health professionals. Information from both home and school will be collected and evaluated prior to the assessment, including Conners questionnaires.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
It is usually spread across a series of appointments and takes approximately four to six hours in total to complete, typically spread over 3-5 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE ASSESSMENT?
If a diagnosis of ADHD is made, a full explanation will be given and advice regarding further management. A full written report is produced for all people assessed and this is discussed in a dedicated feedback session with parents.


ADHD Diagnostic Package - for Adults

COST OF ADHD ASSESSMENT: FROM €700

WHAT IS THIS ASSESSMENT?
The purpose of these assessments is to establish whether an individual has a diagnosis of ADHD and they are carried out across different appointments. A thorough developmental history is carried out, as well as the TEA-cH (a computerised assessment for ADHD).
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
The initial appointment is a structured interview with the person referred and ideally, a relative or friend that knew the person in childhood. This is called an ACE+ assessment and takes approximately 1- 1.5 hours. At the same appointment a number of neuropsychological assessments used to highlight difficulties in areas, such as executive functioning, are also carried out.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
It is usually spread across a series of appointments and takes approximately four to six hours in total to complete, typically spread over 3-4 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE ASSESSMENT?
If a diagnosis of ADHD is made, a full explanation will be given and management options discussed. A referral to the psychiatrists working within the team can also be made to look at medication options, if appropriate. A full written report will be provided for all people who undertake this assessment and this will be discussed in a dedicated feedback session.


ADHD - Management or Second Opinions

PRICES UPON REQUEST

We appreciate that some people may already have a diagnosis of ADHD but would like to visit the clinic for a second opinion or advice regarding management/medication.In these cases we would attempt to gather as much information as possible and offer a longer appointment in order to thoroughly review all of the information before offering advice. Please be aware that if there is insufficient evidence of a previous diagnosis, we may recommend a full assessment is carried out.


Autism & ADHD - Combined Diagnostic Package

COST OF COMBINED ASSESSMENTS: FROM €1,100

In view of the fact that ADHD and Autism often overlap with other conditions, we also offer this more comprehensive package which would be recommended for children and/or adults who may have more complex difficulties.The assessment is carried out by two or more psychologists. It is usually spread across a series of appointments and takes approximately six to eight hours in total to complete, typically spread over 4-6 weeks.

Business & Wellbeing Services

Talking Therapy Place can provide bespoke professional services supporting wellbeing for employees in the workplace.Our skilled and highly trained psychology professionals can support businesses of any size in providing onsite consultations, employee support, and management training to organisations, as well as workshops for professionals working in the field of psychology and mental health.

Business Support, Wellbeing & Training

Price available upon request

Employee well-being practices are proven to enhance the attitudes and performance of staff. Companies who have embraced well-being as a core pillar of their employee offering find the investment has valuable benefits for staff engagement, productivity and retention of employees.We are able provide professional training to organisations to better support employee well-being, and be more proactive at making positive enhancements for their employees.We also offer therapy services for staff that can be supported by an employer in a discrete and confidential manner.

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Ground Floor 1C Garden Residence, Triq in-Nutar Zarb, Attard ATD9041, Malta

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